Elections

Do Not Give Your Ballot to a Stranger to Deliver For You

To insure the integrity of your voted ballot,drop it off at an official drop off site, or put it into the U.S. Mail – with the proper postage.  

The official ballot drop off location in Wilsonville is the Public Library located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.  

If you prefer you may take your ballot directly to Clackamas County Elections located in Oregon City at 1710 Red Soils Court, Suite 100.  

Clackamas County is also now offering the BallotTrax system which tracks the status of your mail-in ballot and sends a series of proactive alerts notifying you where your ballot is in the election process, from printed to accepted!  To sign up for this service follow the link to complete registering for BallotTrax:  http://ballottrax.com/voter-faq/ 

If you have any questions about ballot drop off locations please give me a call at 503-570-1506.

Sandra C. King, MMC
City Recorder/Elections Official



Notice of Receipt of Ballot Titles



Recreation / Aquatic Center
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on July 7, 2016, I received the ballot title
prepared by the Wilsonville City Attorney as referred by the Wilsonville City Council in Resolution No. 2592 titled, “A Resolution Of The City Of Wilsonville, Oregon Calling For A Measure Election To Be Included In The General Election To Be Held November 8, 2016, To Submit To The Voters The Question Of Issuing General Obligation Bonds In An Amount Not To Exceed $35 Million To Finance The Construction Of A Wilsonville Recreation And Aquatic Center.” Adopted by the Wilsonville City Council at a special
scheduled meeting held July 7, 2016. 
Caption: Authorizes General Obligation Bonds for Wilsonville Recreation and Aquatic Center.
Question: Shall Wilsonville be authorized to issue up to $35,000,000 of general obligation bonds for a Community Recreation and Aquatic Center? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limitations of Sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
Summary:  this measure would authorize the City to issue up to $35 million of general obligation bonds to pay for capital costs to provide a Community Recreation and Aquatic Center ("Center"), including costs to acquire property and construct the Center, parking lot and related amenities, and finance issuance costs. The primary purpose of the Center is to provide community event space, aquatic, athletic, fitness, and recreational facilities. A "yes" vote approves the Measure; a "no" vote rejects the Measure.

This measure will result in a tax increase by an estimated $0.59 per $1,000 of assessed value per year; for example: approximately $177 per year on a home assessed at $300,000, or $14.75 per month.

Center usage will require payment of a user or membership fee.  Membership and user fees for the Center have not been determined but Wilsonville residents will pay a reduced fee.

By signing this document I hereby state that I am authorized by the City governing body to submit this Request for Ballot Title-Preparation or Publication of Notice.

Sandra C. King, City Recorder                   Signed: July 8, 2016

Any person who is dissatisfied with the ballot title provided by said attorney may petition the Circuit Court to review the ballot title issued by the City Attorney. The petition must name the City Attorney as respondent. The petition must also state the reasons the title filed with the court is insufficient, no concise or unfair.

The deadline for filing a petition is seven (7) business days from the date the ballot title is filed with the City Recorder, or 5 p.m. on July 18, 2016.

A registered voter who files a petition to review the ballot title must notify the City Recorder in writing that the petition has been filed no later than 5 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed. 
 
Continued Ban on Marijuana Facilities Within the City
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on July 7, 2016, I received the ballot title prepared by the Wilsonville City Attorney as referred by the Wilsonville City Council in Resolution No. 2593 titled, "A Resolution Of The City Of Wilsonville, Oregon, Calling For A Measure Election To Be Included In The General Election To Be Held November 8, 2016, To Refer To The Voters The Question Of Whether The City Should Continue Its Ban On Marijuana Facilities Within The City." Adopted by the Wilsonville City Council at a special scheduled meeting held July 7, 2016. 
Caption: 
Prohibits Certain Licensed or Regulated Medical and Recreational Marijuana Facilities.
Question:
Shall Wilsonville continue to prohibit medical marijuana processors, medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers in Wilsonville?
Summary:
this measure would authorize the City to continue its current ban on medical marijuana processing sites, medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational marijuana producers, recreational marijuana processors, recreational marijuana wholesalers, and recreational marijuana retailers. Processors under Wilsonville's Code also include marijuana testing facilities, which are also currently banned.

Personal use and growing of marijuana, in accordance with state law, will continue to be allowed in Wilsonville and is not restricted by this Measure.

A "yes" vote approves the Measure, and authorizes the city to continue to prohibit the above listed marijuana businesses from being located in Wilsonville.

A "no" vote rejects the Measure, and marijuana businesses would be permitted to operate in Wilsonville, subject to the provisions of Oregon law, including locally imposed time, place, and manner regulations, and Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Oregon Health Authority licensure and regulations.

By signing this document I hereby state that I am authorized by the City governing body to submit this Request for Ballot Title-Preparation or Publication of Notice.

Sandra C. King, City Recorder                   Signed: July 8, 2016

Any person who is dissatisfied with the ballot title provided by said attorney may petition the Circuit Court to review the ballot title issued by the City Attorney. The petition must name the City Attorney as respondent. The petition must also state the reasons the title filed with the court is insufficient, no concise or unfair.

The deadline for filing a petition is seven (7) business days from the date the ballot title is filed with the City Recorder, or 5 p.m. on July 18, 2016.

A registered voter who files a petition to review the ballot title must notify the City Recorder in writing that the petition has been filed no later than 5 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed. 
 
Mayor and City Council 
The General Election in 2016 will be held November 8, 2016 where Council members will either be re-elected to an additional term, or new Councilors elected.  The terms of office for Mayor Tim Knapp, Councilor Julie Fitzgerald and Councilor Susie Stevens will expire December 31, 2016.
 
City Council elections in Wilsonville are non-partisan and at large, meaning the councilor represents the entire City, not one district. The term of office for a councilor is four years. There are no term limits for the Mayor or Councilors in Wilsonville. Persons interested in running for office do so by filing a petition and collecting signatures. 
 
If you are interested in running for office, the first day to submit candidate filing documents is June 1, 2016, and the last day is August 30, 2016. Filing instructions and the necessary forms are available from the City Recorder, the Clackamas County Elections Division, or from the Oregon Secretary of State website. 

Candidate Requirements


Candidates must be registered voters, and have lived in the City of Wilsonville for 12 months immediately preceding the election. If you are interested in running for City Council, please contact City Recorder Sandra King at 503-570-1506. She will be able to answer questions to guide you through the election process.

Mayor & Council Terms of Office


Name Elected Term Expires
Tim Knapp, Mayor November 6, 2012 December 31, 2016
Scott Star November 3, 2015 December 31, 2018
Charlotte Lehan November 3, 2015 December 31, 2018
Julie Fitzgerald November 6, 2012 December 31, 2016
Susie Stevens November 6, 2012 December 31, 2016

Registering to Vote


To cast a ballot in an election, you must be registered to vote. To register you must be a United States citizen, a resident of the State of Oregon, and at least 18 years of age by the next general election. If you are a new resident to Wilsonville or have moved within the City, you will need to re-register to vote.

Voter Registration Forms


Voter registration forms are available online through Clackamas County Elections Division. A person's voter registration form must be received by the Clackamas County Elections Division no later than 5 p.m., 21 days prior to the date of the election.   Voter registration forms must mailed or delivered to the Elections Division at:
Clackamas County Elections Division
1710 Red Soils Court #100
Oregon City, OR 97045

Additional Information


All elections in Oregon are conducted by mail.